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Center on Interfaces in Materials. A Partnership with the Research Triangle MRSEC 2013 PREM Academy for High School Teachers

Three teachers from San Marcos High School participated in the 2013 PREM Academy

The PREM Academy is a teacher/PREM researcher workshop - Goals:

  • Address critical deficiencies in experiential learning through hands-on laboratory exercises with PREM faculty
  • 40 hour training program
  • Expose local educators to current materials research
  • Introduce Project Based Instruction to enhance greater inquiry and depth
  • Collaborative development of freely available activities for the classroom
  • Training in Legacy Cycle to comply with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards

Hands-On Laboratory Topics

  • Natural Nanoparticles
  • Characterization of Biomaterials by Chromatography
  • Sol-Gel Chemistry
  • Photochromism

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